The thermal analyses are the set of techniques in which a physical property of a substance is measured as a function of temperature (or time) while the sample is subjected to a controlled temperature program (heating, cooling, isotherm).
In the Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) the mass of a sample is measured as a function of temperature or time, while the Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) measures the difference in the amount of heat required to increase the temperature of a sample and reference as a function of temperature.
The Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA) allows to measure simultaneously (on the same sample and in the sameanalytical conditions) mass and calorimetric variations.
The maximum working temperature is 1600°C, depending on material, analysis conditions and technique (measuring head) used.
Some application examples: